Albert Lea is a city located in Freeborn County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Freeborn County. With a 2020 population of 18,588, it is the 65th largest city in Minnesota and the 2460th largest city in the United States. Albert Lea is currently growing at a rate of 0.26% annually and its population has increased by 0.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,492 in 2020. Spanning over 15 miles, Albert Lea has a population density of 1,400 people per square mile.
The average household income in Albert Lea is $58,061 with a poverty rate of 11.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $728 per month, and the median house value is $102,700. The median age in Albert Lea is 42.6 years, 40.4 years for males, and 43.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Albert Leawas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 20.10%.
85.61% of Albert Lea residents speak only English, while 14.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.59% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Albert Lea is Native, with 60.53% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Albert Lea is Multiple, with 3.91% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.30%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Albert Lea
91.72% of Albert Lea residents were born in the United States, with 69.55% having been born in Minnesota. 5.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.